Resolving Family Law Matters In Your Long-Term Interests

Marsh, Higgins, Beaty & Hatch, P.C., provides a comprehensive range of services in family law for clients throughout southwest Washington and Oregon. We have successfully handled family law matters involving significant assets and complex property division issues and offer our clients superior knowledge and experience.

Advising On Divorce And Legal Separation In Vancouver

Our experienced and highly qualified lawyers work diligently to protect the rights of our clients and ensure that all agreements, property divisions, and custody arrangements are fair to our clients. We assist our clients with a variety of family law issues, including:

Many issues arise when individuals decide to divorce, including division of assets and debts, spousal support, and child custody and support. As experienced divorce attorneys serving Vancouver, we provide legal guidance and will resolve each issue in an efficient and thorough manner.

Dividing Your Property Fairly

Different laws exist in each state regarding the way in which property is divided when a couple dissolves their marriage. Washington, for example, is a community property state. Generally, assets and debts the couple acquired during marriage are considered "community property." Upon divorce, the family court divides the property after considering relevant factors such as the nature of the property and the economic circumstances of each spouse. To view Washington's statutes regarding dissolution of marriage rules and child support, please see Title 26 of the Revised Code of Washington.

Unlike Washington, Oregon is an "equitable distribution" state. This means that the court will determine the assets and debts that are considered marital property and debt and then assign them a monetary value. After these steps, the court will divide the assets and debt between the individuals in a manner the court deems equitable. To view Oregon's statutes regarding dissolution and separation, please see Chapter 107 of the Oregon Revised Statutes.

Seek Experienced Legal Representation In Your Family Law Case

Undergoing a divorce can be a painful and stressful experience, and individuals need qualified, skillful Vancouver divorce lawyers to protect their interests during such difficult times. The attorneys at Marsh, Higgins, Beaty & Hatch, P.C., have the requisite knowledge and expertise to successfully represent clients in even the most complex and contentious divorce cases. Contact the Vancouver legal office at Marsh, Higgins, Beaty & Hatch, P.C., by email or by calling 360-450-0993 or 866-678-1372 (toll free). Schedule a consultation regarding your family law matters.